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Levica i margina
The Left and the Margins

Author(s): Zlatiborka Popov-Momčinović
Subject(s): Political Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Structuralism and Post-Structuralism, Political behavior
Published by: Centar za unapređivanje pravnih studija
Keywords: Neo-liberalism; the Left; margin resistance; Discourse(s)

Summary/Abstract: In this paper, the author examines the ways of functioning of global capitalism, accompanied and strengthened by the domination of neo-liberal discourse that operates by means of the techniques of Hegelian „bad infinity“, thereby confirming its power through the accommodation and incorporation of different movements and alternative ways of thought. Yet, at the level of praxis and articulations of various voices from the margins, what is considered as the Left escapes cooptation and uncovers the vulnerability of neo-liberal domination and false „truths“ of the neo-liberal right wing discourse, which does not present but produces reality. Different practices and forms of the so-called direct action (e.g. the Occupy movement, protests in B&H) despite of their marginality expose the partiality and particularity of this domination which claims to be universal and naturalized, but not less manipulative. Such practices are elaborated and strengthened further by thought patterns within contemporary political theory and multifarious approaches, especially from so-called „poststructuralist margins“, relying also, among others, on Lacan’s insights.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 54-63
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bosnian